Taylor playing his freshman year at Kansas
|No. 7 – Maine Red Claws|
April 12, 1990 |
Hoboken, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||St. Anthony
(Jersey City, New Jersey)
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|Pro playing career||2012–present|
|2012–2014||→Springfield Armor (D-League)|
|2014–present||Maine Red Claws (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Tyshawn Jamar Taylor (born April 12, 1990) is an American professional basketball player. He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 41st pick in the 2012 NBA Draft before being traded to Brooklyn for cash considerations. Taylor played collegiality at the University of Kansas. In 2010 he was given the Big 12 Freshman of the Year award.
Taylor attended St. Anthony High School in New Jersey where he played under renowned high-school coach Bob Hurley. During the 2007-08 season Taylor's team went 32-0 and was awarded the high school basketball mythical national championship by USA Today. Taylor also appeared in the 2009 film The Street Stops Here, a documentary about Hurley and St. Anthony.
Taylor averaged 7.2 pts, 3.4 assists per game on the 2009–10 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team who won both the Big 12 regular season and tournament championships.
Taylor averaged 9.3 points and 4.6 assists his sophomore year. Taylor led the team in assists and was fourth in the Big 12. On February 21, 2011, Taylor was suspended indefinitely from the team for violating team rules. The specifics of the suspension were not announced.
Starting for the fourth straight year, Taylor nearly doubled his career scoring average. Taylor, along with All-American Thomas Robinson, helped lead Kansas to the 2012 national championship game before losing to Kentucky.
US under-19 team
Taylor represented USA Basketball as they won the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. Taylor averaged a team-high 10.8 points and a team-high 4.4 assists per game. His team-high 18 points and 6 assists in the final game against Greece helped secure the championship for the United States. After the tournament, Taylor was named to the five-person All-Star team for the tournament along with teammate Gordon Hayward.
On June 28, 2012, Taylor was drafted 41st overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. He was then traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for cash considerations. Taylor signed a contract with the team on July 6, 2012. When Nets point guard Deron Williams announced that he would miss the final 2 games before the All-Star break with ankle problems, Tyshawn Taylor was put into the Nets' rotation. In his first game in the rotation, Taylor finished with a career-high 12 points in a career-high 34 minutes. The Nets beat the Indiana Pacers 89-84 in overtime. Tyshawn had 4 points in overtime. The next game Taylor had 6 points in a Nets win. During his rookie season, he had several assignments with the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League.
During his sophomore season, he had multiple assignments with the Springfield Armor.
New Orleans Pelicans
On January 21, 2014, Taylor was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for cash considerations and the rights to Edin Bavčić. On January 23, 2014, he was waived by the Pelicans before playing in a game for them.
Maine Red Claws
On January 30, 2014, Taylor was acquired by the Maine Red Claws.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- KUathletics.com Profile
- The Street Stops Here - IMDB
- USA Basketball - Taylor Stats
- USA Break Gold Medal Drought In Style
- The Best of the Best Selected
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- "Rapid Reaction: Nets 89, Pacers 84 (OT)". espn.com. ESPN.
- 2012-13 NBA Assignments
- 2013-14 NBA Assignments
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- PELICANS WAIVE TYSHAWN TAYLOR
- Maine Red Claws Acquire Tyshawn Taylor